What’s happened this week:
- *Facebook launched ‘Actions’ expanding the Open Graph with 60 partners, in what is probably the highest profile development to date in consumer facing semantic data services.
- Wikipedia was one of many sites going dark to protest against proposed US IP regulations (which are now on hold), illustrating how quickly groups can align and scale online.
- The European Union are proposing new data laws which include a right to be forgotten and punitive charges for mishandling data.
What we have learned:
- The Deloitte Technology Media and Telecoms report includes the prediction that online brand advertising will grow by 50% to $20bn in 2012.
- 47% of 380m online Europeans visit newspaper web sites each month.
- Google UK revenues were $1.06B in Q4 2011, around 10% of the global total.
- Curate your TV schedule based on your mood, new technology from the BBC.
- The Gamification of Google Maps; expect to see a lot more of this kind of thing this year.
- Nike are tacking the quantified self to the next level with the Fuel Wristband.
Where to find more:
- How to manage the proliferation of Social Media channels.
- New platforms create opportunities for brands such as Instagram and Pinterest.
- The Accenture Always On Always Connected report illustrates the proliferation of many technologies worldwide.
- Interesting emerging behaviours: US teens share passwords as a symbol of trust
Sam (thanks to JP and the Futures team)